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New CEO for Iowa Pork Producers Association

New CEO for Iowa Pork Producers Association

The state’s primary pork producers organization has a new leader. The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) Board of Directors has announced Pat McGonegle of Urbandale will become the organization’s new CEO on October 1. He’ll replace Rich Degner, who is retiring after 35 years with IPPA, the last 17 as CEO. McGonegle has been with National

Gale Wilcox – Garber

Gale LouAnn Wilcox, 62, of Garber, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.  She was born on February 23, 1953, in Edgewood, the daughter of Harold “Ike” and Joan (Jenkins) Brady.  Gale was raised and educated in Edgewood and graduated with the Edgewood-Colesburg High School


Marion Man Hurt In Accident Near Central City

A Marion man was taken to the hospital following an accident at the intersection of Sutton Road and Buffalo Drive five miles northwest of Central City Wednesday afternoon.  19 year old Thomas Ball was transported to St Lukes Hospital with what were believed to be non-life threatening injuries.  Ball was traveling north on Sutton Road

New Club Forming for ATV/UTV Enthusiasts

If you’re an ATV or UTV rider, there’s a new club just for you… Chuck Hutchinson tells KMCH they have decided to start a Delaware County Roads to Trails ATV/UTV Club to bring together enthusiasts from across the county. Along with providing safety instructional classes, Hutchinson says their hopes include creating places specifically for ATV

Steven Earl Moritz – Manchester

Steven Earl Moritz, 67, of Manchester, Iowa, (formerly of Edgewood) passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. He was born on April 30, 1948, in Postville, the son of Alan and Jean (Brown) Moritz. As a young boy he was raised in Colesburg. His

Environmental Group Pushing DNR for Cleaner Water Standards

Members of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement are turning in petition signatures to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, calling for tougher enforcement of the Clean Water Act. Jess Mazour, I-C-C-I’s farm and environment organizer, says the comments were focused on the D-N-R’s draft list of impaired waterways. She says more accountability is needed. “We

Governor Extends Bird Flu State of Disaster Emergency

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Gov. Terry Branstad has extended a state of disaster emergency through Aug. 30 in response to the bird flu outbreak in the state. The declaration Tuesday is the third extension of the original disaster proclamation. It otherwise would have expired Friday. The virus has infected more than 31.5 million birds

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